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Hot Rods The NEW Moon Disc - Wheel Cover Pic Thread!

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  1. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    saltflats
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    from Missouri

  2. DIYGUY
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    IMG_0739.JPG Screw on, anodized black
     
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  3. verde742
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    model A rear.jpg IMG_0556 (1).jpg
    Top two pictures, contact me: ITS For Sale !!
     
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  4. Corvette Fever
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    Moon disc made any car look better and faster. Most of the ones I had were the snap on ones and I don't think I put a set on without putting a dent in at least one............finally a local machismo started making them and I got my first real set up for my 56 raked Ford Convertible........looked Kool but it sure wasn't fast


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  5. IMG_1961.JPG IMG_1963.JPG

    Even the guys that don't like them have to admit these are cool.
     
  6. Installing the discs.
    The wheels,
    15X4 inch wheels.JPG
    The jig,
    jig for Dutz fasteners.JPG
    weld the fasteners to the wheels installing fasteners.JPG

    On the car
    2011_0510(006).JPG This is on a car I'm building for competition.
    Probably not good for a street car installed this way as a coin will unfasten them.
     

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  7. ^^^ Excellent! I want to do this. What's it cost to do it turn key?

    Did you rent the pattern Disc that MOON has to make the tabs or did you just wing it and make your own?
     
  8. I bought the discs and the jig from Moon Eyes, don't remember the cost. Came with the fasteners. I think the jig was $45, it all came with some instructions and was a pretty simple install.
     
  9. Finn Jensen
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    I don't recall the cost of the jig. But if my memory is correct, you buy the jig and then can return it to Moon for credit after preparing your wheels. Mine worked out very well; the discs fit nicely and are really secure.
     
  10. edcodesign
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  11. I just kept it for a wall hanging, figured postage to return it would eat up a third of what I'd get back. I'll probably need it again as I really like the look.
     
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  12. HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
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    Don't throw away the unusable ones, they make good lids for rag barrels. IMG_1027.jpg
     
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  13. Probably the last picture I will get to post of this model T before it goes to live in Missouri lift day.jpg
     
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  14. rottenleonard
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    Anybody have more info on this car?
    IMG_1964.JPG
     
  15. Grandadeo
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    IMG_3315.JPG My good buddy Normspeed's '53 Plymouth Momad.

    Lee
     
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  16. swade41
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    Do you have a photo of where the piece is welded to the rim ? I've got some deep dish rims I've thought about adding this style disc to.
     
  17. akoutlaw
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    I kind of like the hood & grill. The combination grows on you. ;)
     
  18. My elco in the 90's (still running them now)....... sold the '59 and my g/fs '61 Bel Air:
    IMG_0187.JPG
     
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  19. 52chev
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    [​IMG]


    My 1952 chev... love MOON discs!
    great thread.

    Cheers Bruce THEMOONMAN Swallow
    new zealand

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  20. dwollam
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    Here are some pics of the '29 AV8 I bought 2 years ago. It was built in 1958 by Gordon Nicholson in Hunting Park CA.

    Dave

    img010.jpg img016 copy.jpg img011.jpg
     
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  21. jnaki
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    Hello,

    Moon Discs have been put on most everything in the automotive world. Our introduction to the Moon Discs (as previously stated) were seeing them on race cars in the old magazines. Also, when my brother bought the 1951 Oldsmobile Sedan he knew right away that it needed something to make it look fast. Of course, the Dodge Lancers and Olds 3 prongs were borrowed from friends, but the big 51 Olds just cried out for something else. Moon Discs.
    upload_2017-11-1_5-27-24.png upload_2017-11-1_5-7-51.png 1957 LONG BEACH
    upload_2017-11-1_5-27-47.png upload_2017-11-1_5-26-31.png
    So, by the time we started going to the drags at Lions, the Moon Discs were on the Olds and it was fun driving around in that car. This lasted until he sold that Olds for down payment on a new, black 58 Impala. We taped on the 15 inch “Moons” on the Impala, but it did not have the same effect as on the 51 Olds. The Impala just looked fast sitting there, regardless of the wheels that came with the car from the factory or... It was the body style and design.

    Jnaki

    We started to go race at Lions and then I noticed that a lot of hot rods and race cars had Moon Discs on them. The 16 mm films showed various drag race cars with their versions of using the Moon Discs. (Moon discs at So Cal Dragstrips) They were mostly on the fronts, but at the end of the movie, there was a record setting, FED from Clay Smith Cams (Glen Stokey) that ran them in the back as well as in the fronts.
    upload_2017-11-1_5-30-7.png GLEN STOKEY: CLAY SMITH CAMS
    The word was, most of the acceleration in the rear tires spun the discs at such a rotation speed that the screws would come off. So, most ran them in the fronts only.


     
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  23. My avatar
     
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  24. Hotrodray
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    I could be wrong but i think that car lives in Sweden... imported from US. Published in Gasoline Magazine...
     
  25. rottenleonard
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    I had posted that picture on my instagram, the original builder go ahold of me. He is the guy that started The Race of Gentlemen! Go's by Yeolegoast on IG.
    He too would like to know where it ended up.
     
  26. rottenleonard
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    Screen shot from IG
    Screenshot_20171102-064428.png
     

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